The Composites Market in Automotive and Aerospace Industry
Fiber-reinforced composite materials have propelled despite their high cost mainly because of the requirements of high-performance products such as aerospace components including wings, tails, propellers, fuselages, helicopter rotor blades, spacecraft equipment. The Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft components are majorly manufactured using composites. They are also used in the manufacturing of boats, fishing equipment, kayaks, dinghies, and scull hulls. Additionally, among land vehicles, composites are used for the production of cars, bikes, and cycles. The eminent thrill of speed in various sports cars is achieved using durable and lightweight composite materials such as carbon fiber. The chassis of numerous two-wheelers and cycles are manufactured using composites. The emerging electrification among vehicles to replace conventional fuel has immensely increased the employment of composites in the automotive market. The global awareness to tackle carbon emissions is booming the electric vehicle industry, which in turn has resulted in growth in the composite market.
The Composites Market in Textile and Apparel Industry
The textile industry saw the innovation of nylon wearables. These wearables were developed to serve the purpose of being water resistant which means, the water will not penetrate the nylon cloth, but the downside of that garment was that it does not let water vapor pass through the cloth.
This suffocated the garment and the sweat kept getting trapped inside. After wearing these garments for a while these clothes got wet and execrable to wear. To overcome this disadvantage, breathable fabrics were discovered. Breathable clothes are a result of composite materials. These clothes are water resistant and breathable at the same time, which means that the sweat will evaporate from the fabric. The most recent innovation in the breathable clothing market was seen from MIT Media Lab, they have developed moisture and heat responsive gym wear. This garment is a product of composites developed from combining bacterial e.coli cells with latex which resulted in this biofabric. These gears have ventilating flaps that react to the heat and sweat of the person wearing it. The application of composites in the wearable section also lies in the production of firefighting armor. Traits such as fire resistant and light-weighted architecture has induced the usage of composites in this sector.
The Composites Market in Sports Industry
Seven out of ten most popular outdoor games today are using composites as the major raw material to manufacture sports equipment. Sports industry extensively uses the composites for the production of multiple sporting equipment. Manufacturing of baseball bats, tennis, badminton and squash racquets, fishing rods, hockey sticks, and helmets is responsible for the growth of the composites market.
Composites are materials manufactured by combining two or more types of artificial or natural elements with the same or varying chemical properties. The composites market size is mounting owing to the countless applications of composites in various end-user industries such as construction, industrial, automotive, defense, sports, and aerospace industry. The construction and infrastructure industry is the biggest consumer of composites. Also, the automobile industry is stroking the composites market. Breathable clothes are a result of composite materials. Moreover, sports industry extensively uses the composites for the production of multiple sporting equipment. The market outlook is foreseeing the strongest future in the APAC region.